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Georgia Football Recruiting Staffer Has Been Fired

Two Georgia football helmets sitting on a field.

CLEMSON, SC - AUGUST 31: Two Georgia Bulldogs helmets sit on the field prior to the game against the Clemson Tigers at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Georgia Bulldogs have been giving Alabama and Clemson a run for their money in the recruiting process. But the team's efforts may have just hit a snag with the recent firing of a staffer.

According to Dawgs247, Georgia recruiting program coordinator Dacia King has been fired. King had served in the position since May of last year.

Additionally, on-campus recruiting director Lukman Abdulai has been suspended for one month. Abdulai has worked on Georgia's recruiting staff since 2013.

The changes to the recruiting staff come after the Bulldogs hosted multiple recruits during their annual spring G-Day scrimmage at Sanford Stadium on Saturday. Georgia currently has the 10th-ranked 2020 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings.

Per the report, the reasons for the firing and suspension have not been revealed.

Whatever the reason, it's a surprising shakeup for a school that has done so well at recruiting since Kirby Smart took over in 2015.

Over the past four years, the Bulldogs have finished no worse than sixth in the national recruiting rankings.

In just the last two years, Georgia has ranked in the top two twice. They were No. 1 overall in 2018, and No. 2 overall in 2019.

The last two years have also seen the Georgia return to being one of the top teams in the SEC. The have appeared in each of the last two SEC title games, winning it in 2017 en route to an appearance in the College Football Playoff.

Recruiting efforts for the Class of 2020 are going slow but steady for the moment. 247Sports currently ranks the Bulldogs as No. 10 in the nation with seven players committed.